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2024 BNP Paribas Open, Player Entry Lists

by Stefan Jonsson
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The Indian Wells tournament released its player entry lists for 2024 today and leading the charge are the world’s top-ranked players, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, both eyeing glory in this popular event.

The 2024 BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) is to be held March 3rd – 17th at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Indian Wells 2024 Players

A Grand Return for Djokovic

Djokovic will return to Indian Wells again, first time since 2019

Djokovic, the ATP World No. 1, eyes a historic sixth title at Indian Wells, a venue where he’s previously clinched victories in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016. His return marks the end of a five-year absence, fueled by a fierce desire to extend his 20 consecutive match wins at the event.

Swiatek, the reigning WTA World No. 1, aims to capture her second Indian Wells crown, building on her semifinal appearance from last year.

Defending Champions and Fan Favorites

Carlos Alcaraz and Elena Rybakina, the defending champions, seek to replicate their previous year’s success. Alcaraz’s remarkable feat of winning without dropping a set, a first since Roger Federer in 2017, alongside Rybakina’s triumph over top competitors, sets the stage for a thrilling defense of their titles.

Rafael Nadal, a three-time Indian Wells champion, is surely hoping to overcome recent injuries and reclaim his former glory.

New Champions in the Making

The tournament also welcomes 2024 Australian Open victors Jannik Sinner and Aryna Sabalenka, both in prime form and hungry for their first Indian Wells title. Southern California native Taylor Fritz and top-ranked Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula join the fray, each with aspirations of making history on home soil.

A Lookout for Rising Stars and Comebacks

The event will also feature a mix of seasoned competitors and emerging talents. Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Alexander Zverev and others are set to compete, while Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber return following maternity breaks, adding depth and diversity to the draw.

Remaining Spots

With the qualifying tournament and wild card recipients yet to be announced, the anticipation builds for what promises to be a great tennis event as usual. March 3-5 will be the dates for the qualifiers and of course we’ll see some decent wild card entries as well.

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